Col. Jeremiah Gipson
Dredging

Gipson Assumes Command Of Vicksburg Engineer District

Col. Jeremiah Gipson assumed command of the Vicksburg Engineer District from Col. Christopher Klein in a formal change of command ceremony June 14. Mississippi Valley Engineer Division Commander Brig. Gen. Kimberly Peeples was the reviewing officer of the ceremony.

Gipson’s most recent assignment was as the deputy commander of the Mississippi Valley Division and as the secretary of the Mississippi River Commission.

Gipson received his commission from the United States Military Academy in 2002. His previous assignments include commander, 4th Engineer Battalion; executive assistant to the USINDOPACOM J3 director for operations; military assistant to the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment; operations officer for the 130th Engineer Brigade and 84th Engineer Battalion; District J3, USACE Afghanistan Transatlantic-North; project manager, Honolulu Engineer District; commander, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment; chief of tactics, U.S. Army Engineer School; and he also deployed twice to Iraq with the 54th Engineer Battalion.

Gipson was a U.S. Army War College Fellow for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from West Point and a master of science in engineering management from the University of Missouri. He is a graduate of the Joint and Combined Warfighting School; U.S. Army War College Defense Strategy Course; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; and the U.S. Army Engineer Officer Advanced and Basic Courses. He is also a registered project management professional.

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The Vicksburg Engineer District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds nine major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.